For years there has been a debate in England as to whether the League Cup is needed at all, as clubs already have a busy schedule without it. As long as this tournament is on the calendar, there is a fight for this trophy. Here is our prediction for the Arsenal vs Liverpool match, how will the first game of the semi-final end? Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet v.83.
Canaries in good form
Arsenal have been showing great football and high results in recent times, thanks to which they have soared to fourth place in the APL. “They could overtake Tottenham any time from two points behind, but they have two games left. In the last round of the championship, Arteta’s side lost at home to leaders Man City 1-2. It wasn’t a game as Arsenal dominated and outplayed their opponents, however, first they were awarded a controversial penalty and then an unnecessary sending-off. As a result, the Londoners conceded the decisive goal only in injury time. Thus, their four-game winning streak in the APL came to an end. Four players will miss the upcoming fixture.
The Merseysiders don’t really need the tournament
Liverpool are far behind Man City, so their chances of a championship do not look high. “The Merseysiders are third in the APL, 11 points behind the leader, with one game to spare. In the last round, the Reds failed to beat direct rivals Chelsea 2-2 away, although they led 2-0. Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly drawn attention to the League Cup’s pointlessness, so they certainly won’t be putting their best foot forward. Liverpool will probably use an experimental squad again. In any scenario, the club has at least six personnel losses.
The teams have played each other this season in the APL, no struggle then, Liverpool won confidently at home with a score of 4-0.
Initially bookmakers were offering the opponents equal chances of success, after which the odds on Arsenal collapsed sharply and the Canaries became the clear favourites. Everyone understands that Liverpool won’t field a competitive squad, and this game is more important for the Londoners, and the team plays at home. We expect an interesting clash and bet on the total of more than 2.5 goals here, although the home team’s victory is also a good option.